EnergyNEWS June-2 2015

June-2 2015 edition of Balkan Energy NEWS publication, with 92 pages and 104 energy news articles.

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Table of content, EnergyNEWS June-2 2015:


  • Downfall of coal-fired generation projects – on TES 6 example – page 7
  • Weekly Carbon Trading Market update – page 13


[Region, 18.06.] 13 TTPs on Balkans should be closed

[Region, 22.06.] Azerbaijan could use TurkStream capacity

[Region, 23.06.] Saipem’s ship ready for TurkStream pipe laying

[Region, 25.06.] No more discounts on Russian gas for Ukraine

[Region, 26.06.] Ukraine complains to EU over Slovakia

[Region, 29.06.] Westinghouse consortium won EU funding for fuel supply to VVER reactors

[Region, 30.06.] Slovak oil reserves coming to an end


[Albania, 17.06.] Subcontractor selected for HPP Komani repairs

[Albania, 25.06.] Bankers Petroleum faces possible suspension


[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 18.06.] Siemens to supply equipment for Mesihovina wind farm

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 18.06.] Price of reserve supply remains the same

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 19.06.] Electricity price hike for businesses will be less than 12 %

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 20.06.] BH-Gas sues Sarajevogas
[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23.06.]
President Dodik for the abolishment of the electricity price hike decision

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 25.06.] Council of Ministers to approve TPP Tuzla unit 7 project

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 26.06.] 76 million euros from electricity exports in 2015

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 27.06.] Hydrocarbons exploration activities in BiH

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 29.06.] Sarajevo Canton Assembly adopts energy balance

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30.06.] EP HZHB recorded 7.7 million euros profit in 2014

[Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30.06.] RERS suspended electricity price hike decision


[Bulgaria, 17.06.] Electricity discounts for industry will cost 46 million euros

[Bulgaria, 18.06.] Incident at Lukoil’s Neftochim refinery

[Bulgaria, 19.06.] The Ministry fined Lukoil Neftochim for gasoline spill

[Bulgaria, 19.06.] Russia to renew talks on Burgas-Alexandroupoli oil pipeline

[Bulgaria, 19.06.] The signing of agreement on gas interconnection with Greece will happen

[Bulgaria, 20.06.] Bulgaria proposes the construction of gas hub on its territory

[Bulgaria, 21.06.] Bulgarian Government opposes the electricity price hike

[Bulgaria, 23.06.] Parliamentary commission seeks to postpone electricity price hike

[Bulgaria, 24.06.] 2015 is the last chance for reforms in energy sector

[Bulgaria, 24.06.] CEZ brought some 1.23 billion euros to Bulgarian economy

[Bulgaria, 25.06.] Parliament adopts amendments to postpone electricity price hike

[Bulgaria, 26.06.] Delay of electricity price hike will be harmful

[Bulgaria, 26.06.] Price of natural gas drops from 1 July

[Bulgaria, 26.06.] Bulgaria was not invited at Turkstream Meeting in April

[Bulgaria, 29.06.] State energy sector has more employees than needed
[Bulgaria, 30.06.]
Petroceltic considers new well at Kaliakra field


[Croatia, 17.06.] Decline in production of electricity and petroleum products

[Croatia, 17.06.] 12 companies showed interest in buying LNG terminal capacity

[Croatia, 20.06.] HEP interested in LNG terminal capacity

[Croatia, 22.06.] Marubeni investment in TPP Plomin awaits EC approval

[Croatia, 29.06.] Electricity prices from TPP Plomin C will be confidential

[Croatia, 29.06.] Environmental impact study on hydrocarbons exploration in the Adriatic completed


[Greece, 17.06.] PPC to offer repayment program for unpaid bills

[Greece, 18.06.] DEPA should remain state-owned

[Greece, 19.06.] Preliminary agreement on Greek extension of TurkStream pipeline signed

[Greece, 22.06.] No VAT increase on electricity


[Hungary, 17.06.] Hungary wants linking of the regional energy grids

[Hungary, 19.06.] Commissioning of gas link with Slovakia could be postponed

[Hungary, 19.06.] Hungarian first self-financed solar power plant commissioned

[Hungary, 25.06.] Fogaz could sell one billion cubic meters of gas on deregulated market


[Macedonia, 22.06.] TPP Bitola undergoing modernization, TPP Oslomej next in line


[Montenegro, 22.06.] EPCG plans to pay dividends to shareholders

[Montenegro, 23.06.] A2A for arbitration if talks with the Government fails

[Montenegro, 30.06.] Negotiations with A2A prolonged until August

[Romania, 17.06.]
Both import and export of electricity increased

[Romania, 17.06.] Transgaz to issue 5-year bonds

[Romania, 17.06.] Nuclearelectrica to close deal with Chinese by the end of year

[Romania, 17.06.] Extension of deadline for selecting gas supplier

[Romania, 17.06.] Hidroelectrica’s IPO during insolvency could be problematic

[Romania, 18.06.] 14 companies exempt from paying green certificates

[Romania, 18.06.] 20 million euros investment in solar parks

[Romania, 19.06.] Green certificates market is collapsing

[Romania, 19.06.] EC sues Romania for failing to adopt gas supply emergency plan

[Romania, 22.06.] Romgaz and E.ON signed the contract on gas storage

[Romania, 22.06.] NPP Cernavoda produced 4.6 million MWh in the first five months

[Romania, 24.06.] Almost half of electricity production is economically inefficient

[Romania, 24.06.] Rompetrol Rafinare invests 10 million euros in dust emissions reduction

[Romania, 25.06.] Nuclearelectrica signed agreement with Electrica Furnizare

[Romania, 25.06.] Two viable alternatives in AGRI project

[Romania, 25.06.] Lukoil to drill two offshore wells by the end of 2015

[Romania, 26.06.] Gas prices for households to increase next week

[Romania, 26.06.] Hidroelectrica to open new power plant in December

[Romania, 26.06.] Romania asks for mine closure deadline extension

[Romania, 27.06.] SOCAR to double its investment in Romania

[Romania, 29.06.] Romania fulfilled EU renewable energy objective

[Romania, 30.06.] Romgaz to start exploration drilling in Slovakia

[Romania, 30.06.] Another 60 MW of renewables will be put into operation soon

[Romania, 30.06.] Hunedoara Energy Complex receives state aid again

[Serbia, 17.06.]
Too early to discuss TurkStream link

[Serbia, 20.06.] Gas-fired thermal power plant to be built in Pancevo

[Serbia, 22.06.] Dacic and Tsipras discussed gas pipeline

[Serbia, 22.06.] Natural gas price to decrease by 12.58 %

[Serbia, 23.06.] Proposal for gas pipeline that will bypass Serbia withdrawn

[Serbia, 24.06.] NIS adopted decision on dividends payout

[Serbia, 24.06.] Serbian power exchange to start in November

[Serbia, 24.06.] Serbia will get another gas price decrease by the end of 2015

[Serbia, 24.06.] Parliament approved excise tax on electricity

[Serbia, 26.06.] HPP Djerdap 1 fourth phase of revitalization

[Serbia, 26.06.] Down payment for TPP Kostolac unit B3 paid

[Serbia, 26.06.] No TPP should be shut down before 2023

[Serbia, 29.06.] Serbia invited to AGRI project

[Serbia, 30.06.] Additional electricity price hikes in 2016 and 2017 if necessary

[Serbia, 30.06.] Environmental impact study for Krivaca wind farm approved

[Slovenia, 17.056.]
NPP Krsko production in May above planned

[Slovenia, 17.06.] ELES posted 11.2 million euros profit in 2014


[Turkey, 18.06.] Turkey and Russia could sign TurkStream agreement by the end of June

[Turkey, 23.06.] Pipe welding works for TANAP should start in July

[Turkey, 23.06.] Turkey allowed engineering survey for TurkStream

[Turkey, 23.06.] NPP Sinop would cost 16.3 billion dollars

[Turkey, 23.06.] State-owned energy companies reported record losses

[Turkey, 24.06.] 29 power plants to be privatized by 2020

[Turkey, 24.06.] Turkey and Iran need new gas price deal

[Turkey, 26.06.] BP Turkey to open 40 new filling stations

[Turkey, 26.06.] Pre-license for NPP Akkuyu issued

[Turkey, 27.06.] Turkey wants arbitration over the price of Russian gas

[Turkey, 29.06.] Turkey received 200 million dollars energy loan from EBRD


Power data  – Page 55

  • Commercial flows per interconnection
  • Production / consumption / export / flow for each border in SEE

Power exchanges  – Page 78

  • Spot market
  • Futures market

ATC auctions – Page 85

  • Monthly ATC Auctions for July 2015


Tenders – Page 87


Upcoming events – Page 91


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